By Larry K. Williams, TAG President and CEO

Last week, I had the pleasure of participating in an engaging discussion on the future of artificial intelligence (AI) on Closer Look with Rose Scott for WABE. Together with Dr. Beverly Wright, head of data science at Burtch Works and chair of TAG’s Data Science & Analytics Society, and Dr. Loretta Daniels, Director of TAG Bridge Builders, we explored some of the key issues surrounding AI and its impact on the technology industry.

One thing was clear throughout our discussion: as AI increasingly permeates the workplace, it is crucial that all communities have equal access to training programs, employment opportunities and educational resources. As such, a variety of perspectives must be included when harnessing AI’s transformative power. Without actively engaging diverse teams in these decision-making processes, companies risk limiting themselves to a narrow range of viewpoints and potentially perpetuating biases.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) efforts must extend beyond superficial initiatives and be woven into the very fabric of an organization’s strategy. In recognition of this, TAG has taken concrete steps to address the lack of diversity in the tech workforce, including the development of a resume finder designed for businesses to identify qualified Black tech talent, especially in managerial and senior leadership positions.

To listen to the full WABE segment, click here. And, be sure to stay updated on our Bridge Builders initiatives to learn more about our ongoing efforts to remove the barriers impeding progress and to create a more inclusive workforce, representative of  Georgia’s diverse population.